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“Oriental Parade” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental Bay

Oriental Bay
Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #8 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Oriental Parade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Where in the world would you get a great beach only 10 minutes from the city center. When the weather is fine there is no better place than walking along the wide footpath and seeing Wellington at it's best or looking at some of the wonderful appartments along the walk.If the weather is windy -that is Wellington -the waves at times breaking onto the footpath can be real fun!. A time you must go is at night to see the fountain which goes different colours every 30 seconds. On a perfect night there is nothing more beautiful..

Visited March 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Time needed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great place to go when you have spme spare time. Many cafes and restaurants, watch the shipping, walk along the waterfront - need time to spend looking!

Visited April 2013
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Christchurch
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A great place for a stroll any time day or night, very relaxing and good views.a well used foot path with place to stop for coffee, ice cream or a swim.

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wellington's gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

I fell in love with Oriental Bay in my teenage years when I was living nearby (almost 50 years ago!) Now I live far away but whenever I spend time in Wellington a trip to Oriental Bay is always mandatory on my schedule & it still never fails to fill me with joy. Totally awesome!


Visited February 2014
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Bedford, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice beach visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you don't have local transportation it is nice that you can easily walk to this active beach from central Wellington. Kayak, SUP rentals available nearby.

Visited January 2014
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